Art Style Files

Explore a variety of Art Style Files that demystify artists, mediums, movements and more. Our Art Style Files comment on and elucidate ancient artistic tradition and emerging trends in the visual arts. Discover the story behind unique styles and the inspiration behind artists whose works are on offer in our online store.

Top Art Style Files

Dig into pieces on popular styles of art with quirky interviews featuring guest curators and insiders. For example, take a glance at The Art of Living - And Coffee and experience what happens when coffee and creativity collide. You can also read about what happens when vintage style and contemporary art come together. We met with the founder of Vinterior, a curated online marketplace for quality pre-owned vintage furniture, to investigate how to master the art of fusing the old with the new.

Must-Read Art Style Files

Among our must-read Art Style Files, get to know one of Copenhagen’s most prestigious collectors in our piece on the man himself, Peter Ibsen, his sophisticated Scandinavian taste and impressive personal art collection. Looking to curate a collection of your own? You may be interested in our interior design blog posts exploring the hottest seasonal trends.

Serpentine Future Contemporaries Party

This Saturday, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery will play host to their Future Contemporaries Party.

From Paper to Weave: William Kentridge’s Tapestries Return to South Africa

Have a glimpse into this stunning exhibition, as Julie Taylor of Guns & Rain, sits down with Fiona Rankin Smith, Special Projects Curator, Wits Art Museum, to talk about her experiences of hosting, in her words, this “important and magnificent” exhibition.

The African Contemporary Art Outlook for 2015

Julie Taylor from Guns & Rain gives us the insight on what to look forward to in African Art this 2015.

Top 6 Exhibitions to See This 2015

Rise Art prepares you for the New Year with a list of the top 6 gallery exhibitions to see this 2015.

Spanish Boy Selected as Top Work from All Over The World by World Citizen Artists 2014

Spanish Boy by Marina Jijana has been selected as one of the top 15 works from all over the world by World Citizen Artists Competition 2014

5 Artist Picks from the 1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair

African contemporary art is certainly coming of age, underscored by the success of the recent 1:54 art fair in London. It is a vast continent with a wide array of contemporary art but here are 5 African artists to keep an eye on, and to inspire some African collecting!

Rebecca Gordons Top 5 Christmas Gift Picks

Rise Art curator, Rebecca Gordon, helps you pick out her top 5 artwork gifts this Christmas.

Godfather of Pop Art, Peter Blake's exhibition 'Side-Show'

Found on Rise Art, Sir Peter Blake curates an exhibition at the known Paul Stolper Gallery. ‘Side-Show’ presents itself as a series of wood-engravings showcasing Peter Blake's deep love and memory for the circus, side-shows, as well as the companions of these well-known entertainments.

Collecting Art & Photography - Interview with Sandra Higgins

Sandra Higgins is an Independent Art Advisor and Curator with more than 20 years of experience in the London art world. When Sandra came to the UK from the US in the early 90s, she opened a gallery in Mayfair. Currently she acts as an advisor/curator for individual clients, corporations and institutions. She is a Tate guide and a long-standing member and former Vice-chairman of the Chelsea Arts Club. We ask her about her own Personal Art Collection

Frieze Week in a Nutshell

As always Frieze is the word "experience" in physical form. To describe what was seen, to explain the sights, to relay the art requires more words than the english language can produce. So what better way to define it for you the same way it was for us? Through sight. Here is a compilation of a few of the Instagram photos revolving around Frieze. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.